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Climate change facts, figures
There is sometimes confusion about the extent and impacts of climate change, and the exact causes of the global warming process. Download the sheet opposite to find answers to the most frequently asked questions.

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Climate change is happening:

  • Worldwide, 10 of the hottest years on record have occurred since 1990 (records began in 1861)
  • Global sea level rose by between 10 and 20 cm during the 20th century
  • Average annual temperatures in central England have risen by almost 1°C over the last 100 years
  • The highest temperature ever recorded in the UK is 38.5°C, on 1st August 2003 in Kent

    Emissions:
  • UK emissions of carbon dioxide currently account for about 2% of the global total
  • Each Cambridgeshire resident was responsible for nearly 12 tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2005
  • The UK is committed to cutting carbon dioxide emissions to 50% below 1990 levels by 2050
  • Cambridgeshire County Council, as part of a partnership organisations in the Local Area Agreement, are working to cut per capita carbon emissions in the County by 11% over three years (2008-11)
  • Transport
  • Emissions from transport are increasing – 10% increase nationally since 199
  • Nationally, road transport is responsible for about 28% of emissions by end user. However, in Cambridgeshire the figure is higher, 33.3%
  • Air travel currently accounts for about 6.3% of total carbon dioxide emissions
  • For a journey of 350 miles (e.g. Cambridge to Edinburgh), one person in an average car would emit 108kg of CO2. This compares to 99kg per passenger in a plane, 50kg per passenger in a coach and 34kg per passenger in a train

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